QUARANTINE

They nicknamed it 'Christmas Island' after the notorious isle off the coast of Australia that had been used to quarantine people centuries ago. An area the size of Wyoming, shrouded in winter. No one knew how long the lockdown would last. Food and medicine parcels were parachuted in, but supplies were dwindling. Paranoia abounded. A … Continue reading QUARANTINE

NOSTALGIA CAFE

'What's that?' Jessie pointed outside at the stars and stripes fluttering on the flagpole. 'That used to mean something.' 'I like the colours, it's pretty.' 'It sure was. Ready for your food?' 'I can't wait to try it. You used to eat these 'hot dogs' all the time, Gramps?' 'And burgers, chips, pizza.' 'This food … Continue reading NOSTALGIA CAFE

FLAMES OF DESIRE

She wanted to be faithful. But she couldn't ignore the feelings rising inside her. Her senses heightening. That familiar yearning. She felt the moistness on her lips, her tongue gently lingering around her mouth. The anticipation of that new rush of excitement, the new smell, the sweet new taste, the forbidden textures. He had forgiven … Continue reading FLAMES OF DESIRE